The Olympics events that never made it. Official Olympic events used to be held alongside unofficial ones, at the same place and time. These demonstration sports were added to the program as a trial for future full inclusion, or simply for promoting the sport to an international audience. We have put together this gallery of high octane, bland and barmy Olympic sports.
Pigeon racing was featured in the Summer Olympic Games unofficial programme for 1900. No results have been found from the 7 pigeon events contested. Hilariously and rather morbidly the pigeon racing was held alongside pigeon shooting. Tiny medals were made for the winning pigeons and can fetch thousands on eBay*.
*We might have made that last line up.